In New York City and across America, there are no rights quite as precious as our civil rights. We hold our constitutional rights to be of utmost importance. The constitution guarantees that every citizen of our country has certain protections from discrimination and unfair treatment. For example, we have the right to free speech, equality, to practice our religion, and due process. We don’t take violations of these rights lightly. Nor should you.
When our constitutional and other rights are violated by the police, public officials, employers or other individuals, we are entitled to seek compensation for our injuries. By doing so, we do two things: we help to ensure that people in authority are held accountable and we help dissuade others from abusing their power in the future.
Our civil rights make up the foundation of our society. When our most basic rights are violated and our civil liberties are attacked, we must make sure that they do not slowly erode over time. Holding people responsible the best way to see that this does not happen.
The New York City civil rights attorneys at Leeds Brown understand the complex issues involved when your civil liberties are violated. Our civil rights lawyers have the compassion and experience you need for your civil rights case. If your rights have been violated, contact the New York City civil rights experts. Our successful verdicts speak for themselves. Let us speak for you.
Civil rights cases are often complex. You may think that your civil rights have been violated but only certain rights fall into this category. Some things may be unfair without rising to the level of a civil rights violation.
For example, you are trying to lease a house and fill out an application. When the landlord learns that you have three dogs, he decides not to rent the house to you. He does not want dogs in his house. This does not violate your civil rights and is perfectly legal. A landlord is permitted to discriminate against pet owners.
On the other hand, you fill out a lease application and the landlord later learns that you are an African-American male. When the landlord learns this, he refuses to sign the lease because he only wants Caucasian women renting his home. This may violate your civil rights. It violates laws that ban discrimination in housing based on race and gender.
Consider another situation: You are driving 5 miles over the speed limit. A police officer stops you for speeding and screams at you for driving recklessly making you feel bad. You begin to cry and the police officer writes you a ticket. Although the officer was mean and upset you, his actions do not violate your civil rights.
However, if the same police officer pulls you over and while screaming at you hurls racial slurs, gender specific epithets or hits you, the officer’s actions may be violate your civil rights.
Have you been discriminated against at work? Have you been denied housing? Have you been the victim of New York City police brutality or unlawful arrest? The civil rights cases we see involve numerous laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Civil Rights Act, the Constitution, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the many New York State and New York City Laws are just a few of the legislation that may come into play in any given civil rights matter. You should have attorneys who are well-versed in all of them.
Some of the civil rights cases we see at Leeds Brown involve:
New York City civil rights lawyers at Leeds Brown offer clients outstanding advocacy and results. Through our decades of experience and success, we have grown to deeply understand the applicable federal and state laws that exist to ensure that your rights are protected. We know how difficult it can be to be victimized and pride ourselves on providing clients with compassionate yet aggressive advocacy.
Our attorneys also know understand your options. You may wish to negotiate a settlement and try to resolve the matter without involving the courts. Alternatively, you may want to, or need to, file a complaint with a government agency. You may ultimately want to begin a private lawsuit.
We can help you determine the best course of action given the facts of your case and your goals. Each case is different and our lawyers will give you the specialized attention required for many civil rights matters.
The attorneys at Leeds Brown are not afraid to stand up for what is right. We are devoted to our clients and work tirelessly to obtain justice and fair compensation for the harm caused to them.
Contact New York City civil rights lawyers today for a free case evaluation. 1-800-585-4658